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5-minute Weather Observations — GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment

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5-minute observations from the weather stations at the Marginal Land Experiment (MLE) sites. Observations are given as averages and totals for the 5-minute interval.

This datatable is part of the Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment dataset. This dataset contains data from the GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment established in 2018 to examine the effects of drought on switchgrass production and composition. Rainfall exclusion (rainout) shelters are deployed over the growing season in fertilized split plots of the Switchgrass treatment (G5) at all sites of the Marginal Land Experiment (MLE) and in the Switchgrass treatment (G5) plots of the Biofuel Cropping System Experiment (BCSE) at the KBS GLBRC Intensive Site, which serves as a reference for cropped soils with higher fertility. Rainout shelters are deployed in four G5 replicate plots of the BCSE (R2-R5) and of the MLE (R1-R4) at all sites except Wisconsin Central–Hancock (R2-R4), which has only three replicates.


Experiment: GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment
Data available from: December 2015 to April 2020
Dataset: GLBRC134
Datatable ID: GLBRC134-006.99
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Last Updated 2023-01-19
Variate Description Units
location the marginal land site
datetime date and time in UTC
datetime at est the sample date and time in the Eastern Standard Time zone
battery voltage min v the minimum battery voltage volt
slrkw avg Solar Radiation kilowatts/squaremeter
slrmj tot Solar Radiation megajoule/metersquared
rain mm tot rainfall in mm millimeter
airtc avg air temperature 5 minute average celsius
rh relative humidity (%) dimensionless
par den avg PAR density average micromole/metersquared/second
par tot total PAR mmol/m^2
ws ms avg the average wind speed meters/second
ws max ws max maximum wind speed meters/second

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Data Excerpt

location datetime datetime_at_est battery_voltage_min_v slrkw_avg slrmj_tot rain_mm_tot airtc_avg rh par_den_avg par_tot ws_ms_avg ws_max_ms_max
Lake City 2022-06-27 23:35:00 +0000 2022-06-27 18:35:00 UTC 13.15 0.238 0.0356373 0.0 15.91 56.97 350.4 105.1096 1.88 3.575
Lake City 2022-06-27 23:30:00 +0000 2022-06-27 18:30:00 UTC 13.16 0.112 0.01679869 0.0 15.93 56.82 191.8 57.53071 1.875 2.675
Lake City 2022-06-27 23:25:00 +0000 2022-06-27 18:25:00 UTC 13.17 0.185 0.0277052 0.0 16.23 56.61 292.8 87.83987 2.715 4.625
Lake City 2022-06-27 23:20:00 +0000 2022-06-27 18:20:00 UTC 13.21 0.221 0.03308877 0.0 17.04 53.2 338.8 101.6294 1.82 5.3
Lake City 2022-06-27 23:15:00 +0000 2022-06-27 18:15:00 UTC 13.6 0.348 0.05223844 0.0 16.59 56.44 515.6 154.6857 1.933 3.875
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